With The Force Awakens still brand new on the shelves, it seems it is already time to start thinking about the next Star Wars film. A brief clip was posted today, stating that the first trailer for Rogue One will be unveiled tomorrow, April 7th, on Good Morning America. The teaser is only ten seconds long and mostly features the title for the upcoming movie, but its message is no less exciting.
Rogue One is one of the many planned side films for the popular universe. These films will all be dubbed A Star Wars Story, and will be stand-alone features in their own right. Rogue One is the first of the movies to be made and follows the story of some spies who are out to steal the plans for the original Death Star. Some have said that this new film will be much darker than the usual Star Wars escapades – but perhaps a new look for the series is just what it needs. The Force Awakens was brilliant, and shattered many box office records; however, some fans compared the film to A New Hope in many ways. Maybe a step away from the same style of film will give Star Wars a chance to draw in more people.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is scheduled to release in theaters on December 16th. Until then, check back here for more information tomorrow after the teaser trailer drops!
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